Cal Cunningham

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CAL CUNNINGHAM

CANDIDATE FOR U.S. SENATE

D - NORTH CAROLINA

 

 

 

RACE SUMMARY:  Cunningham is running to unseat incumbent 1-term GOP Senator Thom Tillis in a race rated by Cook Political Report as Lean R. 

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BIOGRAPHY POLITICAL CAREER

Party: Democrat

Born: 8/6/1973

Education: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (B.A.), London School of Economics (M.S.), University of North Carolina, School of Law (J.D.)

Occupation: Lawyer 

Family: Married, two children

Political Career:

  • DNC Consultant (1996)
  • Steering Committee, DG Martin for U.S. Senate (1998)
  • North Carolina State Senator (2000-2002)
  • Candidate for U.S. Senate, 2010, 2020

 

 

 

 

ISRAEL


  • Believes that Israel is a critical ally of the United States and a cornerstone to future peace and stability in the Middle East
  • Supports continued U.S. foreign aid to Israel
  • Believes the U.S. is a critical partner to peace between Israel and the Palestinians

 

CHOICE


  • Supports Roe v. Wade
  • Rejects efforts to make it harder for women to access vital health care services
  • Believes there is no place for a politician between a woman and a doctor
  • Supporter of funding for Planned Parenthood

 

In His Own Words


"Our nation has flourished because of the separation of church and state. As both a man of faith and an attorney, I place high importance on this ideal, and I strongly oppose any attempts to force one religion on others through our laws." 1

SOURCES: (1) 2019 Position Paper

 

Interesting Facts


Cunningham first volunteered with the U.S. Army Reserves after the events of 9/11

Cunningham was assigned to work with a special task force in Afghanistan in 2011

He has been deployed three times throughout his career 

Cunningham was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for his service in Iraq

Cunningham received the General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award